The Wall Street Journal today reported that faulty wells, not fracking, is the most common source of water pollution linked to drilling for natural gas.
It suggested that stricter well-construction rules and cementing guidelines could improve safety. Such changes might also produce less resistance to drilling from grass-roots groups, the paper said.
It said there have been several instances of problems that are tied to wells that were not properly sealed with subterranean cement.
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Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.